Jan 25, 2017

U.S. man's 20-year jail term for South Korea murder upheld

South Korea’s top court upheld a U.S. citizen’s 20-year murder sentence on Wednesday, finally drawing a line under a tortuous legal saga two decades after he stabbed a Korean to death in a Burger King restroom. The random killing of Jo Jung-pil was made ...

Families of Mount Ontake eruption victims to sue government

Jan 17, 2017

Families of Mount Ontake eruption victims to sue government

A group of relatives of victims who died or went missing in the 2014 eruption of Mount Ontake plans to sue the central and prefectural governments for failing to alert hikers properly, the families said Tuesday. The families of five victims will demand ¥150 ...